It beats the cost of a service call. And no one knows about cable cards today. Even I only ran into them over a decade ago. What's the risk?
We have a 40 inch JVC - flat LCD that's about 15yrs old. It's given no problems until now.
We have had Directv for many years.
Prior to that we had Comcast.
There is a Motorola cable card in the card slot on back of tv.
One morning a couple of weeks ago I turned on tv which is set to come on in Digital In 1 mode for satellite.
Picture and sound lasted about 1 minute then picture was gone. Sound remained with black screen for approximately 30 seconds then a white message box saying Motorola cable card inserted and a few other words.
The message box goes away to a black screen. It has reverted to TV Input. At this point I push the Input Mode button on the side of the tv to get it back to Digital In 1.
Doing it on remote doesn't work.
Picture comes back and all is fine until we turn it off again.
If we turn it off after only a short while screen says warming up or weak signal during which Input cannot be changed to view satellite.
One day message box said reinsert cable card so I did. Then there was error in pairing!!
After googling cable cards I can't find anything similar to my situation. Everything I found says the cards are only for cable so is the card my problem?
Should I take it out?
Directv was NO help at all. They thought I meant their card in the dvr!
They finally said must be the tv.
Talked to a guy who used to work for directv- he said our tv is dying! Buy a new one.
He had deer in head lights look about cable card and all of the message boxes.
Maybe the card wasn't shoved up in there good till I reinserted it and that's why it's acting up.
Thank you for any help